These are the 5 most dangerous online scams through which hackers can empty your bank account
Online fraud cases are increasing rapidly in India. To curb these cases, the central government has recently issued helpline number 155260. However, in most cases, it has been seen that people have fallen prey to the same type of online fraud. In such a situation, it is very important to know what methods hackers use to carry out online fraud. Today we will tell you about online scams here, which are used by cyber thugs to make people their victims.
This is the simplest way to carry out online fraud, in which most people are easily caught. Hackers posing as a bank or Paytm KYC executives call people and share the link via an SMS. In this, people are asked to update personal information like mobile number and bank account. After this, the hackers take away the bank deposits of the people by getting the bank accounts. Always keep in mind that whenever you get a call from the bank or Paytm, do not share your bank account details even by mistake.
SIM card upgrade or swipe
Hackers first get information like bank accounts and mobile numbers of people. After this, he goes to the retail outlet of the mobile operator and blocks the old SIM through fake ID proof, and takes a new SIM. After the activation of the new SIM, the hackers use the bank account to siphon off the deposits in the bank.
Cyber thugs send messages containing cashback offers on WhatsApp or phone to people to carry out cashback scams. These messages contain malicious links. In this, people enter important information like their bank account and mobile number. After this, the cyber thugs use the personal information of the people to steal the money deposited in the bank account.
Olx and Quikr are two such platforms, which are used in today's time to sell anything. However, now hackers are also targeting people through these platforms. Hackers call the person posting ads on these platforms and cleverly get all his personal information. After this, the fraudsters carry out the fraud.
USB charging port
There are public charging points from the airport to the railway station. These charging points have been installed for the convenience of the people. But hackers go to these public charging points and install malicious chips, which steal the personal data of the user when the device is connected. The hackers then dupe people using UPI PINs and passwords.